Travelling the Golden Triangle itinerary is one of the most popular trips for leisure travellers. The journey starts from the country's capital, Delhi and ends after seeing the Ranthambhore National Park. From heritage buildings to amazing nature's creation, the entire trip will keep any one enthralled with its uniqueness. Plan a week long schedule to visit Delhi to Ranthambore via Agra and Jaipur. Let’s have a look at the itinerary:-
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
The trip will start with pickup from Delhi railway station or airport. The capital of the nation offers some of the amazing architectures and structures which are the perfect blend of the Mughal along with the modern, state-of- the-art structures. Delhi has been witness to several ruling kingdoms which has made it a melting pot of various culture and tradition. From Red Fort to Khan Market, roaming around Delhi will be an eventful journey. You cannot but praise the beauty of this vibrant city. Return to your hotel after travelling all through the city and handful of shopping bags!
Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 02: Sightseeings at Delhi
The day would start immediately after having breakfast at the hotel. The major places to visit would include:
The first visit will be to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is a widely popular religious spot for the Sikhs. It was created during the time of eighth Sikh Guru. Next is the Red Fort which built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid will be the next stop which is the largest mosque in India and is yet another exemplary work of Shah Jahan.
Chandani Chowk is also an interesting spot for the first time Delhi visitors. Mughal architecture is dominant all over the city and Humayun Tomb is another example of the 16th century Mughal era work. If you want to experience Afghan Architecture, visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5mts high victory tower, is as old as twelfth century, and was built by Qutubuddin Aibak.
At the heart of the city is India Gate which is an "Arc-de-Triomphe". It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War I. the Imperial Style political buildings are also a sight for the tourists. Stay at the hotel in Delhi and get prepared for the next day tour.
Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
The next day, drive down to Agra from Delhi. After completing breakfast, visit the Parliament & President House, which are built in Imperial Style and then drive to Agra.
Visiting Agra, the first stop would be at the marvellous Taj Mahal which with its ethereal beauty will captivate visitors for hours. Roaming around the campus would take couple of hours. The next destination is Agra Fort which was constructed during the reign of Akbar, the most celebrated Mughal emperor. Amazingly scientific and outlandishly design of the fort would leave anyone awestruck. The far view of Taj Mahal from the fort creates the anticipation even more.
Stay overnight at Agra
Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
As the day starts after breakfast at hotel, get prepared for the last sightseeing place at Agra - Fatehpur Sikri. This is yet another epic structure of the Mughal era built in red sandstone. It’s interesting history makes the tour around this royal structure even more fascinating. Buland Darwaja is necessarily one of the spots you must see here. This once capital of the Akbar reign will take almost three hours to tour around the campus completely.
Take a leave of the Agra city and drive down to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Take rest for the remaining part of the day or indulge in light strolls around the hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, start the day at Jaipur Amer Fort. Built within the rugged hilly landscape, the Amer Fort was constructed under the supervision of Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, this regal architecture of red sand stone and white marble is one of the top tourist spots of India. Next is the Jal Mahal Palace, which is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. Complete your lunch after these two stops and way towards the City Palace. It is one of the most imposing architecture which still flamboyant the legacy of the royal dynasty. Poet king Sawai Pratap Singh created Hawa Mahal, which today stands as one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. It is best seen from the roadside, so there's no need to leap out of the seat and see it separately. The next place is Jantar Mantar, one of the largest observatories. Get back to your hotel after visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur - Ranthambhore National Park
On this day, drive down to Ranthambhore National Park where you can enjoy the princely wildlife stay. It will be a relaxing day after you reach Ranthambhore. Overnight stay here.
Day 07: Ranthambhore National Park - Delhi
In the morning, visit the Ranthambhore National Park. If luck favours, you can spot a tiger or two roaming in the wild. Lying on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas, Ranthambhore National Park is 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. After a wildlife safari, drive down to Delhi. You will be transferred to airport or railway station.
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